The album is set to be released next month.
An all-star cast will feature on this brand new studio cast recording of the musical, which features music and lyrics by Kath Gotts (Bad Girls The Musical) and book by Maureen Chadwick (original creator of Footballers’ Wives, Bad Girls and Waterloo Road).
Alice Fearn and Simon Bailey will play Tanya and Jason Turner respectively, Emma Hatton and Liam Doyle are Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe and Kyle Pascoe, Chelsea Halfpenny and Ashley Samuels will be Donna and Ian Walmsley, Ivano Turco is Salvo, Julie Legrand as Nurse Dunkley and Ben Richards as Frank Laslett. The ensemble are Nikki Davison, Soophia Foroughi, Adam Hepworth, Tom Hier, Kat Kleve, Emma Lindars, Nadim Naaman and Joe Thompson-Oubari.
Footballers’ Wives The Musical is based around the first TV season, and follows the fall and rise of captain’s wife and fabulously flawed super-bitch Tanya Turner as she struggles to save her marriage and the career of her cheating husband, Jason. Let’s wind back to 2002 when Premier League Football was the new Rock ‘n’ Roll – with the money, the glamour and the bad behaviour to match. At Earls Park FC, the players’ wives are living it to the max. These WAGs have the designer gear, the palatial homes, the flash cars and the handsome superstar husbands – and the press pack on their kitten heels at every turn.
Kath Gotts said: “We have decided to go down the same route as Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita and release the album of the show before it reaches the stage. It’s been fantastic working with Joe and Nikki Davison. Their orchestrations are wonderfully inventive and so much fun. And Alice Fearn as Tanya Turner is a dream. Not only is her voice amazing but she’s been a real ‘team captain’ throughout the whole process. There are eighteen tracks, so it’s not the entire show, but that means there’ll still be new things to hear at the next stage. We’ve pulled together a brilliant cast and we can’t wait to get these songs out there for more people to join in our crazy world of Footballers’ Wives The Musical.”
Released on the 25th November, the album has been arranged and produced by Joe and Nikki Davison, Auburn Jam Music.
For more information visit: https://www.fwmusical.com/